RRC ID 28610
Author Sasaki T, Takagi H.
Title Phosphorylation of a conserved Thr357 in yeast Nedd4-like ubiquitin ligase Rsp5 is involved in down-regulation of the general amino acid permease Gap1.
Journal Genes Cells
Abstract Rsp5, an essential HECT-type ubiquitin ligase, is the only yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae member of the Nedd4 family. Rsp5 triggers the ubiquitination-dependent endocytosis of the general amino acid permease Gap1 in response to a good nitrogen source. Previously, we showed that the Thr357Ala/Lys764Glu variant Rsp5 induces the constitutive inactivation of Gap1, which is mainly involved in uptake of the toxic proline analogue, l-azetidine-2-carboxylate (AZC). Here, our experimental results indicated that the Thr357Ala substitution in the substrate-recognizing WW2 domain of Rsp5 constitutively causes the down-regulation of four proline permeases (Gap1, Put4, Agp1 and Gnp1), leading to AZC tolerance to yeast cells. In RSP5(T357A) cells, Gap1 was highly ubiquitinated and constantly delivered to the vacuole from the Golgi without sorting to the plasma membrane. Analyses of RSP5 mutants using antiphosphopeptide antibody suggest that Thr phosphorylation occurred in all three WW domains and, interestingly, that Thr357 in the WW2 domain was phosphorylated, in agreement with the in vitro result for the mouse Rsp5 orthologue. Furthermore, the phosphorylation-mimic mutant (Thr357Asp) showed strong sensitivity to AZC. From these results, we propose a possible mechanism involved in the regulation of Rsp5 activity for Gap1 down-regulation via the phosphorylation of a conserved Thr357 in the Nedd4 family.
Volume 18(6)
Pages 459-75
Published 2013-6-1
DOI 10.1111/gtc.12049
PMID 23517290
MeSH Amino Acid Transport Systems / metabolism* Down-Regulation* Endosomal Sorting Complexes Required for Transport / chemistry* Endosomal Sorting Complexes Required for Transport / genetics Endosomal Sorting Complexes Required for Transport / metabolism* Gene Expression Regulation, Fungal* Molecular Sequence Data Mutation Phosphorylation Saccharomyces cerevisiae / enzymology* Saccharomyces cerevisiae / genetics Saccharomyces cerevisiae Proteins / chemistry* Saccharomyces cerevisiae Proteins / genetics Saccharomyces cerevisiae Proteins / metabolism* Threonine / genetics Threonine / metabolism* Ubiquitin-Protein Ligase Complexes / chemistry* Ubiquitin-Protein Ligase Complexes / genetics Ubiquitin-Protein Ligase Complexes / metabolism*
IF 1.655
Times Cited 16
DNA material pRS416-PADH1-ccdB-yEGFP-TTEF1 (RDB08380) pDONR221-GAP1 (RDB08381) pDONR221-PUT4 (RDB08382) pDONR221-AGP1 (RDB08383) pDONR221-GNP1 (RDB08384) pDONR221-gap1[K9R/K16R] (RDB08385) pRS416-PADH1-yEGFP-TTEF1 (RDB08386) pRS416-PADH1-GAP1-yEGFP-TTEF1 (RDB08387) pRS416-PADH1-PUT4-yEGFP-TTEF1 (RDB08388) pRS416-PADH1-AGP1-yEGFP-TTEF1 (RDB08389) pRS416-PADH1-GNP1-yEGFP-TTEF1 (RDB08390) pRS416-PADH1-gap1[K9R/K16R]yEGFP-TTEF1 (RDB08391)